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Nov 29, 2013

India accelerates Iranian port project after U.S.-Iran thaw

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - India is sending a team to Iran to speed up work on a port that will provide access to resource-rich Central Asia and Afghanistan, officials said, moving quickly to take advantage of a thaw in Iran’s relations with the West.

The port of Chabahar in southeast Iran is central to India’s efforts to circumvent Pakistan and open up a route to landlocked Afghanistan where it has developed close security ties and economic interests.

Nov 18, 2013

Nepal’s revolutionary leader Prachanda loses his appeal as nation limps to the polls

CHAPAGAUN, Nepal (Reuters) – - Widow Narayan Kumari Ghimire has lost faith in Nepal’s powerful Maoists: the only reason they will get her vote in Tuesday’s election is because her son died fighting for them during the insurrection that ended seven years ago.

For Ghimire, 62, the one-time guerrillas have turned out to be no better than the rest of Nepal’s grasping and ever-bickering politicians since they took off their red bandanas, gave up arms and tasted power in a 2008 election.

Nov 18, 2013

Nepal’s revolutionary leader loses his appeal as nation limps to the polls

CHAPAGAUN, Nepal (Reuters) – - Widow Narayan Kumari Ghimire has lost faith in Nepal’s powerful Maoists: the only reason they will get her vote in Tuesday’s election is because her son died fighting for them during the insurrection that ended seven years ago.

For Ghimire, 62, the one-time guerrillas have turned out to be no better than the rest of Nepal’s grasping and ever-bickering politicians since they took off their red bandanas, gave up arms and tasted power in a 2008 election.

Nov 14, 2013

As fractious Nepal drifts, India and China step in

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – In August, Indian security officials tracked down one of their most-wanted militants in a mountain town in Nepal where he had told neighbours he was a traditional healer.

That same month, Indian agents picked up a man they suspected was a top bomb-maker for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, this time in Nepal’s southern plain.

Nov 14, 2013

As fractious Nepal drifts, regional rivals step in

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – In August, Indian security officials tracked down one of their most-wanted militants in a mountain town in Nepal where he had told neighbors he was a traditional healer.

That same month, Indian agents picked up a man they suspected was a top bomb-maker for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, this time in Nepal’s southern plain.

Nov 4, 2013
via FaithWorld

India throws rings of protection around divisive Hindu nationalist Modi

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(Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) addresses a rally in the eastern Indian city of Patna October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan)

Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations. A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Nov 4, 2013

India throws rings of protection around Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations.

A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Nov 3, 2013

India throws rings of protection around divisive candidate Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations.

A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Oct 29, 2013

India’s ‘Common Man’ aims to sweep out the grand old parties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An upstart political party forged in the crucible of an anti-corruption movement that swept India two years ago was long dismissed as irrelevant and slightly eccentric.

But the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party has suddenly up-ended the calculations of mainstream parties in the race for control of the capital, Delhi, which goes to the polls in December and will set the stage for a national election due by May.

Oct 29, 2013
via India Insight

Uncompromising Kejriwal won’t support any party if Delhi gets hung assembly

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The Aam Aadmi Party has up-ended the calculations of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the race for control of New Delhi in one of five state assembly elections later this year.

Party leader Arvind Kejriwal is an uncompromising anti-corruption crusader who has tapped into a vein of urban anger after a string of breathtaking graft scandals.